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Chrysler 200 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a low / high beam or front turn signal light bulb in a 2nd generation 2015, 2016 & 2017 Chrysler 200.

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2015 Chrysler 200 Headlight
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Turn Front Wheels
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Wheel Well Access Door

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2015, 2016 and 2017 Chrysler 200 sedan in changing a burnt out combination dual filament low and high beam halogen headlight bulb or the front turn signal light bulb.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM or Fiat vehicles such as the 300, Pacifica, Town & Country, Avenger, Charger, Challenger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Magnum, Grand Caravan, Fiat 500, Fiat 124 Spider, Grand Cherokee, Renegade, Wrangler, Compass, Liberty, Patriot, ProMaster, 1500 and C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Low / High Beam Headlight # 9012, Front Turn Signal # PWY24W and Side Marker # 2821 (or W3W).

To access the turn signal bulb on the passenger side requires removing the top half of the engine air filter box. You'll need a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the air box cover. A pair of needle nose pliers is useful for removing the turn signal socket.

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Open Access Door
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Plastic Dust Cap
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Twist Off Counterclockwise
The first step is to turn the steering wheel all the way in the opposite direction of the burnt out headlight bulb.

Moving the front wheels will help create more working room in the wheel well to easily access the old light bulb.

Locate the black plastic access flap on the front of the wheel well liner or "splash guard".

Gently release the round black plastic fastener by either prying it up or by turning it counterclockwise depending on your model year.

Swing open the access flap and rest it on the tire.

Twist off the round black plastic dust cover on the rear of the headlight bulb housing.

Set the dust cap aside in a safe place.

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Low/High Beam Bulb
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Rotate the base of the old light bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.
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Push Release Tab
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Lift Clip With Screwdriver
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Power Plug Detached
Push down on the end of the grey plastic tab to release the retaining clip on the old light bulb.

If you have trouble releasing the retaining clip, use a small flathead screwdriver to gently pry it up.

Separate the electrical connector from the base of the old light bulb.

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Empty Bulb Socket
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New Bulb - Push On Plug
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Install New Headlight Bulb
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with a paper towel and some rubbing alcohol.

Push the power plug on to the base of the new number 9012 headlight bulb until it clicks securely in to place.

Insert the new headlight bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Round Dust Cover
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Replace the dust cap by twisting it on 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction.
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Close Access Flap
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Secure Plastic Fastener
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Front Turn Signal Light
Close the access flap and secure it with the fastener.

I accidentally damaged the fastener, so I just tucked the plastic tab behind the wheel well liner to hold the flap in place.

The front turn signal light bulb is located closer to the inner corner of the headlight assembly.

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Engine Air Filter Box
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Loosen Screws
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Phillips Head Screws
For easier access to the passenger side turn signal light bulb, I recommend removing the top half of the engine air filter box.

Remove  the three Phillips head screws on the left side of the air box cover by turning them counterclockwise.



 

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2nd Screw
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3rd Screw - Left Side
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3 Screws Removed
Set the three Phillips head screws aside in a safe place.
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Three Tabs - Right Side
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Lift Air Box Cover
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Engine Air Filter
Slide the air box cover to the left to disengage the three plastic tabs from their slots.

Lift the air box cover and remove the engine air filter. Set it aside in a safe place for re-installation later on.

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Remove Air Filter
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Move Away Air Box Cover
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Needle Nose Pliers
Gently move the air box cover out of the way.

You may be able to rotate the turn signal bulb socket with your fingers. I find it much easier to use a pair of needle nose pliers.

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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Remove Light Bulb Socket
Rotate the turn signal bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.
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Turn Signal Removed
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Separate Bulb From Socket
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Turn Signal Bulb Removed
Gently separate the old light bulb from the socket.

You may need to use a small flathead screwdriver to very gently pry back the retaining clips.

(The OEM bulb was marked as part number 28032 HIR2.)

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Push On New Bulb
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Empty Bulb Housing
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Re-Insert Bulb Socket

Push a new amber colored number PWY24W light bulb in to the socket.

Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Turn Signal Bulb Replaced
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Driver Side - 12V Battery
Accessing the turn signal bulb socket on the driver side is relatively easy with out any additional steps.

You may choose to remove the 12V automotive battery for better access.

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Driver Side - Turn Signal
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Replace Air Filter
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Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
Replace the air filter in to the lower half of the box.

Slide the three plastic tabs on the air box cover in to their corresponding slots.

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Secure Air Box Cover
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Tighten Screws Clockwise
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Test New Light Bulbs
Replace the three screws by tightening them in the clockwise direction until they are snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the screws to prevent from damaging the plastic air filter housing.

If your 200 is equipped with traditional incandescent side marker light bulbs instead of LED side markers, the small bulb socket can be accessed through the wheel well liner. The replacement miniature wedge base bulb part number is 2821 or W3W.

For more, please check out all of my 2015-2017 Chrysler 200 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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